Helping young people become skillful, creative musicians.

KIA ORA!

I'm Kathryn, a NZ based music teacher, composer and pianist. Welcome to my Music Education site. 

I help young people learn piano and I provide resources to support the teaching and learning of Music in schools.

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HELPING YOUNG PEOPLE BECOME SKILLFUL, CREATIVE MUSICIANS

KIA ORA AND WELCOME!

I'm Kathryn, a NZ based music teacher, composer and pianist. Welcome to my Music Education site. 

I help young people learn piano and support the teaching and learning of Music in schools.

ROTORUA PIANO STUDIO

Piano lessons, in Rotorua and online, for motivated learners who want to get to Grade 8 level in proficiency and develop skills in playing contemporary rock/pop along the way.

SCHOOL MUSIC RESOURCES

A range of resources to support teaching and learning of the content and concepts in the NCEA Level 3 Harmonic and Tonal Conventions achievement standard.

CREATIVE PROJECTS

Compositions, orchestrations and arrangements for young people.

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ABOUT

Learning music can add so much to a young person’s life. Many parents encourage their kids to learn an instrument because it can provide an outlet for personal expression and a point of connection with others.  A lot of young people are attracted to taking music as a subject at school because they're keen to play in a band or create their own songs.

 

These kinds of musical goals are possible when you're a well rounded, versatile musician.

Becoming a skillful musician involves so much more than just being able to play an instrument well or being able read traditional music notation. It involves having an understanding of the way music works that enables you to play music expressively and improvise, create and play music by ear.

 

Helping young people develop these skills as they learn their instrument is a passion of mine and this informs my work both as a piano teacher and in the types of content I prepare for schools.

TESTIMONIAL

I worked alongside Kathryn Lauder for three years, and have found her to be a truly outstanding teacher. As a teacher of many years’ experience in a variety of schools myself, I have seldom worked with a person as gifted or as dedicated as Kathryn. She is one of those rare people who is extremely talented, both as a performing musician and as a composer, who also has the ability to inspire students, and the patience and dedication to help them achieve amazing things.

Trina Sellers, Colleague - Diocesan School for Girls 2003